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December 19, 2009

Mariatown - Ron Beaupre
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Algowood passes Mariatown in sea smoke
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Birchglen up bound at Mariatown
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 Purvis Marine tug Reliance pulls barge PML Ironmaster up the river.
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The tow began on the U.S. East Coast.
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 Jarrett M tails along behind the barge.

Buffalo - Brian Wroblewski
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Tug Kurt Luedke maneuvering alongside some of the dump scows that were being positioned at the Cargil (Saskatchewan) Pool Terminal Elevator Pier on the Outer Harbor.
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The G-tug Washington breaking through the ice on the Buffalo River headed upbound.
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Washington now abeam of the old Concrete Central Elevator. Vessel traffic in this section of the river only happens a few times a year.
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Overall shot of the Washington in the turn, passing the Concrete Central, Buffalo's longest grain elevator, with the Norfolk Southern (Nickle Plate) R.R. drawbridge in the background.
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Washington just below CSX's CP-1 Drawbridge with a Westbound stack train crossing the span.
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Bridge inspectors can be seen on the pilings & fenders to the left of the bridge as the tug hangs back.
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 The inspectors are back on board the tug after photographing the bridge structure and the tug is turning around to head downriver.

Marquette, Mich. - Rod Burdick
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Three Interlake vessels at the Upper Harbor ore dock in Marquette. Pathfinder, Lee A. Tregurtha, and Herbert C. Jackson
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Saginaw loading ore with Charles M. Beeghly at anchor
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John J. Boland waiting to load ore

Songa Topaz westbound past Morristown on the American side, and Blockhouse Island, Brockville on the Canadian side Thursday afternoon - Dave Bessant
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Songa Topaz bow with the watertower of Morristown in the background
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Songa Topaz approaching Blockhouse Island
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Accommodations and stack
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Just past Brockville
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Songa Topaz stern view
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Songa Topaz and her wash in the bright sun

Thalassa Desgagnes heading upstream through the Iroquois lock - Dave Bessant
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Thalassa Desgagnes heading west  through the lock
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Exiting the lock
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Flying the Company flag and the flag of Ontario

St. Lawrence River at sec. 103 Quebec City -  Kent Malo, photos Courtesy Normand Daneau.
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Tug Soulanges at one end of the Fundy Paradise, both ends look alike
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After end of the Tug Soulanges at Trois Rivieres in the cold looking waters of the mighty St Lawrence
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A view of the Fundy Paradise at Trois Riviers Quebec,
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Dockside view of the Fundy Paradise with tug Duga Forward and Soulanges at the stern M/V Arctic in the background
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Tug Duga at one end of the ferry Fundy Paradise towed from Quebec City to Trois Rivieres, the reason for the move from Quebec is unknown at this time.

Missisagi in Kingsville - Erich Zuschlag
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Out in the bay
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Morning haze off Kingsville
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Getting closer to the dock
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Swinging the boom out
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Note the thin layer of ice in the harbor

Historic Perspective - John McCreery
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Algosound just outside the Burlington piers on November 5, 2002 with an ore cargo for Dofasco and very near the end of her sailing days.

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